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Spots/ Thrush since going primal

Answered on October 29, 2013
Created October 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Hi there

I am a 37 year old female, and decided to start eating primally 3 weeks ago. I cut out all grains and processed foods, and ate lots of vegetables, meat and fish, olive and avocado oil, some fruits, and nuts.

I however did not cut out alcohol, and I've had quite a few glasses of white wine this past three weeks - one night a week having quite a lot while socialising. I had pizza then this weekend while hungover - but that was my only slip up apart from the wine.

Now I am developing some spots - a nasty one under my nose, and some coming up on my back. I am not normally a spotty person!

Also I feel like I have a dose of thrush coming on down below :(

And, sorry if this is TMI, but am also having mucus when I wipe after passing stools.

So, I am wondering is it detoxing causing these things, or excessive alcohol? Something is off balance.

I am trying quite low carb due to needing to drop about 10 pounds, and also suspecting that I am carb intolerant/ insulin issues.

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Also, I know that alcohol intake wears down your B3 (alcoholism is the #1 cause of b3 deficiency in the US.) If you're drinking enough to get hung over, you might want to look into a little more B complex. Also D3 (test your blood first.)

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on October 29, 2013
at 11:15 AM

A spot is the UK term for a pimple.

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on October 29, 2013
at 02:31 AM

Candida feeds on sugar. It converts glucose to ethanol, and ethanol to the carcinogen acetaldehyde. It can use glucose, fructose, and ethanol as carbon/energy sources, and you've got all of them in wine.

Sounds to me like an immunodeficiency issue in the context of nutritional deficiencies and excess toxin intake. Or, maybe just a little bit of detox or hormonal imbalance from the sudden change in diet and gut (not helped by the weekly alcohol binges.)

It should clear up if you stick to good eating, 21 days likely isn't enough time to fix these issues.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on October 29, 2013
at 02:47 AM

Also, I know that alcohol intake wears down your B3 (alcoholism is the #1 cause of b3 deficiency in the US.) If you're drinking enough to get hung over, you might want to look into a little more B complex. Also D3 (test your blood first.)

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